We are proud to add Scott Gustafson’s original art works to the Museum. Scott’s earliest ambition was to become an animator. It wasn’t until after leaving art school that the possibility of a career as a freelance illustrator began to truly appeal to him. Over the nearly twenty-five years that span his career, he has had the opportunity to fulfill commissions for a number of varied clients and publishers. Scott’s latest release “Favorite Nursery Rhymes From Mother Goose” features over 45 color illustrations. This book was awarded a Silver Best Children’s Book by the 2008 Independent Publishers Book Awards. We have several of Scott’s prints, books and a few originals available for purchase.
Noted Kansas City artist Randal Spangler will be at the Museum Thanksgiving Weekend 2010. Randal's wonderfully detailed art brings his world of draglings, wizards, and magical mansions to life for all to delight in. Drop in and say" Hello" to Randal. Browse thru a large assortment of his art and perhaps select a lasting gift for someone special, Hours: Friday 11am to 5pm Sat 11am to 5pm, Sun Noon to 4 pm.
This just in! Blaque Berry Puppet Theater will present "Leave Well Enough Alone," a puppet show on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at the Children's Illustrated Art Museum. The performance will take place during the opening celebration of an exhibit of Sandra Ure Griffin's artwork and will feature puppets designed by Griffin.
An exhibit of artwork by Sandra Ure Griffin, author/illustrator of EARTH CIRCLES and other works, will open September 25 at the Children's Illustrated Art Museum, 36-37 Crestwood Plaza. The show will include Griffin's latest work (full color illustrations derived from ceramic tiles) as well as her previous works in scratchboard and other media. Books, prints and notecards will be offered for sale. The opening reception will be from 3pm to 7pm on Saturday, September 25 and the artwork will be on display until the end of December.
St Louis Children's Illustrated Art Museum will be hosting a special author and artist event on September the 17th from 1-4. 15 Guardian Angel authors and artists from around the country will be in attendance to meet with people and do signings.
Activities for kids: -book fair, -book signings, -book readings, -felt art project by our felt artist. -build-a-book, -coloring contest, -artist performing painting of book art, -photography of the kids attending-where we can print up the photos there. -caricatures drawn by an artist etc. -scavenger hunt -cookies and punch -tour CIAM museum